Using Akismet with your Contact Forms

Akismet integrates with several popular contact form plugins to help stop spam arriving via the forms on your site. Some of these integrations are automatic, but others require a bit of configuration.

Note: The following instructions assume that you have an active Akismet subscription.

Jetpack Contact Form

If you use Jetpack’s contact form (either the Form block, or the classic editor version), then all of your contact form submissions are automatically checked for spam by Akismet. You can also manually mark comments as spam/not spam via the Feedback section of WP Admin.

Contact Form 7

Contact Form 7 requires you to add some specific options to your contact form fields.

Contact Form 7 doesn’t store contact form submissions on your site, so if you want the ability to manually mark them as spam/not spam, then you can install the Flamingo plugin (from the same developer), which provides that ability.

Gravity Forms

Gravity Forms has a dedicated Akismet Add-On which will allow you to integrate Akismet with any of your forms. You can also manually mark form submissions as spam/not spam.

Caldera Forms

As of April 5, 2022, Caldera Forms is no longer maintained. The following information is provided with that caveat. Please note that we’re not able to troubleshoot issues with Akismet related to this plugin.

Caldera Forms offers an Akismet integration which requires you to have at least a name and email field in your form. You can configure the Akismet integration via the Processors tab on your form.

Ninja Forms

To use Akismet with Ninja Forms, you’ll need to add an Akismet Anti-spam Action to your form.

Formidable Forms

To use Akismet with Formidable Forms, you need to enable Akismet on each form where you want to use it.

WS Form

To use Akismet with WS Form, you need to configure each form to use Akismet.


To use Akismet with WPForms, you need to configure each form to use Akismet.


To use Akismet with Forminator, you need to configure each form to use Akismet.

Other Plugins

If you use another contact form plugin, please contact the plugin author to check if their plugin has an Akismet integration.

If you have general questions about Akismet, please contact us.